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Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge

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This is probably what got my attention the most while leaving the airport to head towards Cambridge. The bridge sticks out so much due to its intricate design and has a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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562 helpful votes 562 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is probably what got my attention the most while leaving the airport to head towards Cambridge. The bridge sticks out so much due to its intricate design and has a very unique charm. It also looked beautiful at night with all the lights reflecting upon it.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We came in Logan airport and drove out over the bridge at night in the rain. The bridge changes colors and is simply beautiful. It was built to resemble ship sails and it does. It is the largest bridge of it's kind until recently when Canada built one a bit larger. Must see especially at night!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

First time we saw this bridge was when we were crossing Charles river on Charlestown bridge. It's a modern architecture style and it was named in honor of Boston's civil rights leader, Leonard Zakim.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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86 reviews 86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The Zakim bridge is my favorite bridge in Boston. It's the perfect gateway to Charlestown/ the North End/ West End. It's striking at any time of the day, particularly at dusk and sparkling at night. I pass under the bridge on my way home from work everyday and it's a nice walk, much less crowded than along the streets. You... More 

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Boston is one of the oldest cities in US, but that doesn't mean that stopped in time. Quite the contrary. This bridge is just one example for it! Very modern architecutre. If you decide to follow the Freedom Trail, you'll definetely see it!

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Portland, Maine
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355 helpful votes 355 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The beautiful cable-stayed highway bridge carries ten lanes of I-93 and is 1,432 feet (436.5 m) long. Its main span is 745 feet (227.1 m) long and 183 feet (55.8 m) wide. Its back spans are 267 feet (81.4 m) on its southern end (downtown) and 420 feet (128 m) on its northern end (Charlestown). Its elegant and asymmetrical design... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I may be a little non-objective: first - because I live in Boston area and see that bridge regularly, second - because I know of how that bridge was designed and build from inside out. It was an enormous technical and architectural task to put a relatively short and wide bridge, and it is ended up so good. Must see.

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Somerset, New Jersey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We first saw the bridge in the intro to Rizzoli and Isles, then while we were in Boston walking the freedom trail we saw it again from near the Copp's Hill burying ground. It would have been easier to find the approach to the bridge if we had known its name. The important information to find the bridge is that... More 

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San Diego, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
24 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Everyone just calls this the Zakim Bridge--or if you're cool and lazy, the "Z" bridge. They couldn't agree on what to name it, so they added the Bunker Hill part afterwards. It just makes it confusing, but name aside, it really is a pretty bridge, and compared to the ugly thing that was there before it, it's extra lovely and... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

What a great spot for night photography! When the bridge is all lit-up, it's truly stunning. It looks ok during the day, but it really transforms itself at night. Advice: As a woman visiting Boston alone, I did not feel safe in that area at night. The Bruins had just won a game and a lot of people were drunk... More 

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